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Alien Adornment: 50 Years of Star Trek Jewelry

  • Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)

In a first-time public engagement, iconic Star Trek jewelry prop maker Maggie Schpak will transport to Somerville to present her insights and artistry derived from a life of creating adornment for humans and other species. After fifty years of creating prop jewelry magic, the Queen of Makers will debut stories, never-seen original sketches, prototypes, and insider studio photographs at Somerville’s Center for the Arts at the Armory. From Spock’s Kolinahr necklace to Worf’s and Dax’s ornate wedding ensembles to the classic IDIC pin, this is a sneak peak into a world loved by millions of Star Trek fans and movie-goers world-wide.

A reception for terrans and aliens alike will follow at Artisan’s Asylum where guests can belly up to a re-creation of Quark’s bar for cosmic cocktails and talk to Schpak in person. A raffle will be held concurrently, featuring Star Trek memorabilia and pieces from Schpak’s workshop. For a few days following this evening, an online auction will sell further one-of-a-kind pieces available nowhere else. The Asylum will also host a fabrication workshop, at which attendees can make jewelry and body decor fit for any star voyage. This constellation of events is also a fundraiser for the Asylum, widely known as the “Maker Center of the Universe”, and a jewel in the crown of Somerville and Boston’s creative economy.

Earlier Event: September 21
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